College: Clemson | 8 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 6/6/1992
2022 Bye Week: 13
Suspended - Suspended
Total Pts: 147.2
Avg Pts: 8.66
Rank: 26 WR
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins was seen getting 'a lot of reps in the slot' during practice Saturday, July 30, according to Jess Root of Cards Wire.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins will be serving a six-game suspension to begin the season, but adding more slot work could be beneficial when he returns. He's currently being drafted as a WR3, but there's a chance he delivers closer to WR2 numbers during the second half of the regular season.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (knee) is expected to be limited early in training camp. The superstar receiver underwent MCL surgery in December. That being said, the Cardinals are going to be cautious with Hopkins. It's worth noting that Hopkins is going to be suspended for the first six weeks of the regular season. The Cardinals have no reason to rush Hopkins during his recovery process. Fantasy managers should expect Hopkins to be a major factor on offense once he does get back on the field.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) will be eased back into practice early in training camp because he is coming back from a knee injury. He will not practice every day and the team has a plan for him since he will miss the first six games of the season because of his suspension.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins will not be allowed to play until October, which hurts his fantasy value. He probably will still be selected fairly early in drafts since he is one of the better receivers when on the field. Fantasy players will need a good backup plan ready while Hopkins is unavailable.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins is hoping to have his six-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances reduced. 'We're still doing some research right now,' Hopkins said. 'Hopefully, before the season starts, maybe we can get the games down a little bit. But no, it wasn't on me. I'm a natural. I'm pretty much a naturopathic kind of person. What it was, it's called Ostarine. There was 0.1 percent of it found in my system and, if you know what that is, it's contamination and not something directly taken. I don't take any supplements, I've never taken supplements, I barely take vitamins. For something like that to happen to me, I was shocked, but my [group], we're still trying to find out what's going on.'
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins will remain a WR1 upon his return. His absence should benefit Marquise Brown and Rondale Moore the most, so either one is a suggested add for those investing in Hopkins in 2022.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is still hoping to reduce his six-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. "We're still doing some research right now," Hopkins said, via Cameron Cox of KPNX. "Hopefully, before the season starts, maybe we can get the games down a little bit. But no, it wasn't on me. I'm a natural." I don't take any supplements, I've never took supplements, I barely take vitamins. So for something like that to happen to me, obviously, I was shocked. But my team and I, we're still trying to figure out what's going on." A reduction in his suspension is unlikely at this point, and Hopkins is ranked as a borderline WR3/4 while being suspended for a third of the 2022 season.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (knee) will be "full-go" for training camp next month. Hopkins has been rehabbing his knee on the side during the team's voluntary organized team activities. It's great that the 30-year-old All-Pro will be healthy for training camp, but it doesn't change the fact that he'll be suspended for the first six games of the 2022 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The five-time Pro Bowler is also coming off a disappointing year in his second year in the desert, as he played in a career-low 10 games due to injuries and finished with 42 receptions for 572 yards and eight touchdowns on 64 targets. Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore and A.J. Green figure to be the team's top wideouts until Hopkins is eligible to return from his suspension.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) is expected to be a 'full go' for training camp, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday, June 6.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins suffered a torn MCL in Week 14 last season, marking the first time in his nine-year NFL career that he missed more than one game. He is already guaranteed to miss six more to begin the 2022 seasons due to suspension, but he should be ready to perform at his usual WR1 level upon his return in Week 7. While it is hard for any fantasy manager to wait more than a month for a player to start contributing, Hopkins is one of the exceptions. He is a value pick at his current seventh-round ADP.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins could be a cut candidate in 2023 if things don't go well for him once he returns from his six-game suspension, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer speculates.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins missed seven games last season due to injury and will now miss at least six more in 2022, but his dead cap number in 2023 would be a robust $22.6 million ($8.15 million savings) if cut, per Spotrac. Hopkins will return to WR1 status upon his coming off suspension. Everyone in Arizona's receiving corps. will get a bump in his absence.
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is being suspended six games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to league sources. Ouch. It's a big blow to the Cardinals and to Hopkins' fantasy value for the 2022 season. It'll also be bad news for quarterback Kyler Murray as he looks to get off to a good start following his embarrassing performance in last year's playoffs. With Nuk out for the first six games, barring an appeal, newly acquired wideout Marquise Brown, veteran A.J. Green and Rondale Moore will be asked to step up, as well as tight end Zach Ertz. Hopkins, a five-time Pro Bowler, played in only 10 games last year due to injuries and finished with a career-low 572 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 42 receptions.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins was suspended for six games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Monday, May 2.
Fantasy Spin: While the Cardinals experienced life without Hopkins late last season, this still stings for an offense that might already be taking a step back. It means Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore and A.J. Green will likely open the season as the team's top three receivers, which should allow Brown to serve as a quality WR2 option for the first month or so. Hopkins' absence figures to lock in a heavy target share early for Zach Ertz as well.
The Arizona Cardinals converted wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins' $10.65 million roster bonus into a signing bonus on Tuesday to create $7.1 million in salary cap space for the 2022 season, according to a source. Hopkins is under contract through the 2024 season. Because of injury, Hopkins had the worst season of his career in his second year with the Cardinals in 2021, catching 42 passes (64 targets) for a career-low 572 yards and eight touchdowns in only 10 games. With better health, the team's No. 1 receiver should bounce back in a big way for fantasy managers. The five-time Pro Bowler has had 1,000-plus receiving yards in six of his nine NFL seasons, including his first year in Arizona when he had 1,407 yards and six TDs on a career-high-tying 115 catches.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins may be asked to restructure his contract this offseason because he is scheduled to count $25.1 million against the salary cap next season.
Fantasy Spin: Hopkins dealt with injuries this past season but is one of the top receivers in the NFL when healthy. He should be a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues next season.